Operating Systems

Forum discussion tagged with Operating Systems.
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    Solved! No OS is able to be installed

    The situation is the following, as I try to install any OS on the said laptop it always seem to be able to get me an error message or a black screen, most OSes don't even go past the "loading black screen" and even if some manage to do it, like Windows, it gets to a part where I get a corrupted...
  2. R

    Solved! OperatingSystem not found.

    My Acer aspire v5 laptop running on windows 8 when booting it says "Operating System not found". When I enter BIOS setting, in the information tab sometimes my HDD model and name won't show and then sometimes it does. I have tried using repair my computer on my windows 8 CD installer and all...
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    Solved! BIOS not showing any boot menu

    I've HP245 g5 laptop yesterday I've converted my hdd's partition scheme to GPT. And after that also it was working fine but today when I tried to boot my laptop it just show "3f0" error and says "install the os". I's unable to boot and also when I tried to boot from a bootable pendrive it is not...
  4. Z

    Solved! What OS would be the fastest for my laptop?

    I have an Asus K53SC, and there's one thing I'm wondering. What will be faster, Windows 7 or 8.1? Some laptops run better on 10, others on 7... I'm basically looking for fast internet, a decent bootup time & fast starting programs. Windows 10 is not an option (since 1703 there's been a glitch...
  5. D

    Solved! Need help with linux distro

    Hello i am a newcomer to linux world. I recently tried deepin os but it is too alow for my old laptop . Can you guys suggest a good linux distro for my specs Cpu i3 5005u Ram 4gb ddr3 Intel hd graphics 1tb hard disk Thanks in advance
  6. C

    Issues with Laptop

    Hello all, I have a Dell Inspiron 15r n5110 laptop. (It's kinda old, i know). It was working perfectly, then the next day I tried opening my laptop and it was stuck on the startup logo for windows and after awhile around 10minutes it brought me to the startup repair menu and got nothing. So...
  7. S

    Toshiba Tecra A8 / Satellite Pro A120 frozen on boot screen "Missing Operating System" WINDOWS 7

    So I Have an old Toshiba Tecra A8 / Satellite Pro A120. I was trying to load Kali Linux on it and was trying to learn it because I'm a noob at Linux. I succeeded in LIVE booting into Kali using a USB. I was running Windows 7 and it was working fine. I decided to install Kali and when i got to...
  8. A

    Android 9 Pie Review: Google's OS Gets Smarter

    With Android 9 Pie, Google has gifted its OS with intelligent features that don't feel like gimmicks and produced a suite of tools to promote a healthy lifestyle. Android 9 Pie Review: Google's OS Gets Smarter : Read more
  9. L

    My acer laptop is not running an operating system have tried booting it with another operating system but it's not working

    When I try to install Windows it's telling me an erro occurred you need to restart your computer
  10. L

    Dual OS on laptop info

    Hello Tom'sHardware I am buying a new laptop for college, I'm using the services of PcSpecialist to pick all the individual parts for the laptop. They put it together and send it over. Though I have a question concerning whether it's possible to have both the MacIOS and Windows operating...
  11. C

    Massive Multi Boot System (Setup Questions) -- Hexa Boot!!!

    TL;DR This is a complicated, hobby, massive multi boot project, and I appreciate any help you can give. I'm not using VMs. If you don't want to read, that's fine. But if you like this sort of thing, please help me figure this out! I am attempting to dual boot several operating systems on a new...
  12. S

    What can I do if operating systems not found

    Please solve problems
  13. PhilipMichaels

    14 Biggest New Android P Features

    We won't see the finished version of Android P until later this year, but there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the improvements coming in Google's new OS. 14 Biggest New Android P Features : Read more
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    Virus emulating SDC

    Greetings I have an Astrobe A10. I installed high Security which detected 32 viruses on anSDC. I don't have an SDC installed. I know nothing about operating systems. I don't know the version of android I am running or where to look. I changed my SSID and password with my DSL provider but it...
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    I bought a new hard drive for my Dell Latitude E6430 14" Notebook PC how do I set it up?

    It's saying not bootable. I assume I need to get an operating system on it somehow, but it had a burned image on the old hard drive. It did not come with a Windows disk, just the activation code-number on a sticker on the back. I've heard there is usually an imaged operating system image on...
  16. B

    Accidently Deleted Windows 10 From Toshiba Satellite Laptop

    Pertaining to Toshiba C55-B5299 Satellite Laptop Windows 10 was accidently deleted from my laptop, and I am trying to retrieve important information. I know there is a hidden recovery partition, but I don't know how to access it. Can anyone help me out? Thanks, in advance.
  17. young707

    4K TV with Android operating system?

    Where can I find a list of current 4K large panel (60" up) with build in Android operating systems? Thank you.
  18. P

    how to install win 7 on laptop VGN-N250FH

    including memory size and hard disk size
  19. Prdp

    Web OS vs Android OS for TVs

    Hi all, Am planning to buy a new smart TV. After some research, I realized that each Smart TV has it own platform to run on. Looks like Web OS and Android OS for TVs are currently best available platforms. Can somebody tell me which one is good over other. Which one is future proof, good to...
  20. P

    Two hard drives assigned to c drive

    Have installed this hard drive via the cd drive caddy method but unable to use anything on this second drive, drive D,I can see the programs bbut when I try to access them get a series of blocking messages. Di I have to chang this via the bios, something I am not happy about doing or is there...
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    Why Fitbit Avoided Android Wear and Built Its Own OS

    The Fitbit Ionic ships in October with its own app store. The goal: to bring you more fitness-focused experiences without forcing you to leave Fitbit. Why Fitbit Avoided Android Wear and Built Its Own OS : Read more
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    Laptop randomly disconnects from wifi, even on different operating systems

    Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 17" 5758 running Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux 16 (came with windows 8). I got it a few years ago, and for the past year or so I've been experiencing issues where it would randomly disconnect from wifi. On windows 10, I would be using my internet connection, then...
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    Need help with gateway laptop

    Anytime i start my laptop it shows me a black screen and it says. Yukon PXE v6.1.2 (beta) (20080407) (C)copyright 2003-2008 marvell(r). All rights reserved Pre-boot eXectution enviroment (pxe) v2.1 (C) copyright 1997-2000 intel corporation PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F...
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    looking for lightweight os for cheap notebook

    what os do you think is better for the following notebook: https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-aspire-one-d255/specs/
  25. G

    OS for just internet use?

    I found my old 10.1 inch laptop (https://www.cnet.com/products/asus-eee-pc-1001px/specs/) and right now it has Windows 7 ultimate installed. I noticed that the laptop is running very slowly and I can't even watch Youtube. So I ask, what is a good OS for just using internet/Youtube?
  26. C

    Early 2008 MacBook 4,1 - Battery Recognition

    I have spent the better part of two days trying to resolve a battery recognition problem. I have tried a host of fixes promoted online and have not been able to get anything but incomplete, short-lasting results. I have also tried different, good batteries (Apple and generic), different AC...
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    Which Laptop is better?

    HI guys, I'm trying to decide between these two laptops: Asus 555LF i3 5010 2.1 / 4 GB RAM / Nvidia geforce 930M / 15.6 in 1366x768 / 1 TB HDD 5400rpm / Win 10 Home Asus 540 LJ i3 5001U 2.0 / 4 GB RAM / Nvidia geForce 920M / 15.6 in 1920x1088 / 1 TB HDD 5400rpm / DOS The main differences I...
  28. S

    NEED: Chrome OS Help

    I am DIRE need of help with my Toshiba Chromebook. The issue is Chrome OS related. So, I contacted Google Chrome support. I chatted, LIVE, with a support rep., for a REALLY LONG time, only to say (in-the-end) that it was a HARDWARE issue and to contact Toshiba, directly. I have been...
  29. A

    Looking on ways I can install and run multiple operating systems simultaneously in one laptop

    I have been trying to install and run more than one operating systems in one laptop. Any help how I can do it?
  30. B

    What different Operating Systems are there?

    Are there any other operating systems other than Windows, Mac, Linux (all distributions), Chrome OS and Steam OS? I was just curious.
  31. N

    Asus X751M Notebook Preinstalled Win 8 - Installing Windows 7 (Boot Loop)

    After countless hours researching the solutions to this problem I have come up empty. I think part of the problem here is most people who found a solution aren't stuck with the archaic Aptio Setup Utility. Laptop comes preinstalled with Windows 8. I am attempting to downgrade to Windows 7. I...
  32. B

    Microsoft Operating Systems (MOS)

    Does anyone but me notice the MOS strategy? For years efforts were made to ensure backwards compatibility, but Google, with its "Islands of stand alone systems, taught Microsoft much money could be saved by having one system to maintain. Microsoft is taking it one step further by abandoning...
  33. ragnarok94

    Should I update this old vista laptop to Win 7?-Dell Inspiron 1501

    I've been working on an old laptop i got from my uncle (he gave it to me free after lending me a pair of 23" monitors i have to pay him for later). Laptop Specs: Dell Inspiron 1501 AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.0ghz OEM Hitachi 80GB HDD (bad)- Replaced with HGST 500GB HDD (after a lot of reformatting)...
  34. D

    Help with installing an operating system on a blank SSD

    I have recently blanked my computer's SSD since I was experiencing issues with GRUB. Now, Ubuntu wouldn't install since it always says "the installer has experienced a fatal error" and my Windows 10 bootable USB stick (created by the Windows Media Creation Tool) wouldn't register in the boot...
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    Used laptop- NO operating system found-help me please :(

    I purchased a used laptop from somebody online and now they are not answering any of my messages. She claimed the laptop was working and just deleting her files when she dropped it off to me. I think maybe the battery died or something because when i went to turn on the laptop i immediately...
  36. G

    What can I do with a smart TV?

    I just bought a Philips TV (this one, I think: http://www.usa.philips.com/c-p/32PFL4901_F7/4000-series-led-lcd-tv/specifications ), and it turns out it's a smart tv. It has failed to play flash and HTML5 videos so far, so I'm wondering if there's anything I can do about that? can I install...
  37. K

    Home Theatre PC OS

    For a home theatre PC, would you recommend Windows 7 or 10? (in this particular scenario, Windows MUST be used... NO other Operating Systems.)
  38. G

    Best OS for slow drive pc?

    Hi everyone, So I have a laptop i'd like to use, it's nothing extraordinary, but not such an under-powered laptop, it has a core i3 a little over 2 GHz, i don't remember exactly, 4Gb of ram and a little graphics card, but the hard drive is pretty slow. Everything took a few moments on windows 7...
  39. S

    there is no product affected by this package installed on this system 2010

    Hi...everyone, when i installing sp2 for office2010 for 64bit giving msg there is no product affected by this package installed on this system 2010 anyone can find solution?? plz let me know thanks CB
  40. Z

    Need to go back to Windows 8 for my job....

    Recently purchased a Dell Laptop (4 months ago) that came equipped with Windows 8.1, but need to transfer to new workplace due to upcoming move, and they do not support 8.1 or higher operating systems.... :no: As a result, I need to downgrade to Windows 8, and i was hoping to get some advice to...
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    Sony SVF153B1YW Operating system not found during os downgrading.

    Hello guys, I have a Sony SVF153B1YW which is about 2 years old. Recently, I decided to downgrade my OS from 8.1 to 7 since the ram on this system was 2 GB and 8.1 was taking up too much memory. So I created a boot-able DVD comprising of Windows 7 installation. I inserted the disk into the...
  42. Rafael Mestdag

    Are old operating systems like 2000 and XP actually faster?

    I have this idea that old OS's like Windows 2000 and XP must be generally faster, including games, because they're less demanding on the machine. Setting compatibility issues aside, is this in any way true? And is it worth it, if you have an old dual core like mine(amd 64 X2 4800+) and an old...
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    Hard Drive Crashed, Transferring Windows 7?

    I have a laptop that is a few years old. About a week ago it was dropped and since I have been having problems with it. I'm almost positive it is the heard drive causing them. The computer will turn on but freezes at the starting windows screen. Sometimes it says can not find bootable device...
  44. S

    Existing windows install on a Macbook

    Hello I have a desktop PC that I am thinking of exchanging for a Macbook pro since mobility is becoming more and more essential for me. Windows offers a lot that OS X doesn't, so I would like to keep the hard drive of my PC that way I would use it as sort of an external hard drive i could boot...
  45. S

    Best Free Software to Multi-Boot 3 Operating Systems

    I would like to know if there is a free boot manager or some other software out there that would allow me to boot to 3 or more different operating systems.
  46. S

    Strange type of crash, can't find out why

    Hi there, I've been having trouble with my Asus N56V laptop. It crashes out of nowhere and does this more often as the laptop is used more regularly. I'm rather certain the problem is not software related as I've reinstalled different operating systems and formatted my drive and it keeps...
  47. BlueFireZ

    How to upload custom thumbnails to YouTube (fix)

    Can't upload your thumbnails on YouTube even after verification? Follow these steps for a simple to fix the problem. This tutorial is for Windows but you can modify the steps on your behalf for other operating systems. 1. Make sure your account is verified, check by going into Creator...
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    Installing Operating System [Serious] Help Please

    Hi guys, so few days ago I found my old rotten school laptop, I wasn't admin on it so I thought I might as well just take its harddrive out and format it with sata usb cable and reinstall operating system. I did format the drive through disk management, used full format. The drive is...
  49. S

    Latest mac apple operating systems vs Latest windows systems

    ok so im about to go to work at a new job boss wanted me to be knowledgeable at both windows/mac systems i told him that ive never used any mac computers really ever and that id started studying some of the lastest mac operating systems now i can uninstall/install all windows systems with my...
  50. V

    Can't install operating system

    I/we've bought a new laptop. It was with freedos operating system, to reduce costs. It had a HDD that was switched with an SDD. So I have an external HDD, an SSD and dvd-writer/reader inside. I wanted to put an OS on it by myself, as I'm studying IT. I tried installing multiple os-es by...
  51. I

    Operating system not found on my acer v5 laptop

    My laptop keeps on failing to boot up and says operating system not found or sometimes a blue screen error 0xc0000185 or sometimes another error. I forgot the name and i didnt took a screenshot of it. Restarting it by ctrl alt del does the trick and boots up. But it takes a lot of times doing...
  52. B

    Old Laptop as picture/weboage viewer?

    Sorry for not being very clear in the question, I don't know exactly how to state it. Anyways I was wondering if this would be a good practical idea. I have an old Inspiron 2600 with 128mb ram. 20gb harddisk. (Can use usb as storage) They keyboard is shot along with the screen cable. Would it be...
  53. A

    Restore Windows 8.1 Bing

    Good day to all members. I badly need help. I upgraded my Laptop Asus X453MA to Windows 10. After 15 days, my PC got infected by a virus. I decided to reset the laptop and after that, my restore files has been deleted and I cannot restore it to it's Original OS, (Windows 8.1 with Bing). - It's...
  54. B

    Keys not working on laptop during installation

    Hello, I bought an Asus laptop and tried to install Windows 8 on it from CD and everything went perfectly well until I got to the point where I was asked which drive I want it to be installed on and there I got the following warning message: 'windows cannot be installed to disk 0 partition 1'...
  55. Barty1884

    Help on Desktop Build

    Hi everyone, I'm still planning on undertaking my first desktop build (multipurpose, light games, streaming etc). I thought I would challenge myself, setting a budget of $600....which I'm pretty close to (I have an SSD to put in already)....ideally including OS, but I think that might be...
  56. A

    os installation on acer e1 522

    i bought acer e1 522 (4 gb ram,2 Ghz,amd A6) it comes with linpus linux os(practically useless) i cant install os (windows )via usb ,my usb is not displayed in boot manager is there anything deal with this -- boot type UFEI other type is legacy but i didt tried it
  57. J

    Why is Android the preferred choice among the application developers

    What are the advantages that Android is chosen over iOS and other mobile operating systems?
  58. C

    need a new operating system but don't know which kind

    I have recently purchased from a friend an HP laptop. The laptop has been completely wiped of everything including an operating system. I do not know which operating system I should get plus I am unfamiliar with the differences between full versions, service packs and oem options. The laptop...
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    Laptop boots to black screen with mouse cursor - how to confirm OS?

    Hi all, My wife's Lenovo laptop boots through to the usual safemode options (normal, safemode, safemode with networking etc) But no matter which option you select after that it goes to a black screen with the mouse cursor visible and loading circle occasionally flashing up beneath it. You can...
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    Question when creating an OS

    I am starting to dabble in Operating System creating, and I am wondering whether or not I would need to start with a clean "Blank Slate" PC or if I can keep my computer as is and code and test on the side. Any help would be nice. Thank you in advance.